Monday, November 26, 2018

First Season of Shotgun Deer Totals Up

Hunters in Illinois harvested a preliminary total of 58,836 deer during the first weekend of the Illinois Firearm Deer Season on Nov. 16-18. Hunters took 51,450 deer during the first firearm weekend in 2017.

Illinois’ seven-day Firearm Deer Season will conclude Nov. 29 through Dec. 2.

Other deer hunting opportunities in the weeks ahead include:

• Muzzleloader-Only Deer Season on Dec. 7-9;
• Late-Winter Antlerless-Only and CWD Deer Seasons (in select counties only) on Dec. 27-30, 2018 and Jan. 18-20, 2019;
• Archery Deer Season continues through Jan. 20, 2019 (archery deer hunting is closed Nov. 29-Dec. 2 in counties open for Firearm Deer Season)

For more details on deer hunting, open counties, and other information, check the IDNR website at https://www.dnr.illinois.gov/hunting/Pages/DeerHunting.aspx

A table of preliminary Illinois firearm deer harvest totals by county for the first weekend of the 2018 season, and comparable totals for 2017, is below.

County
2017
2018
ADAMS
1413
1647
ALEXANDER
291
353
BOND
444
583
BOONE
85
110
BROWN
664
757
BUREAU
634
749
CALHOUN
505
618
CARROLL
427
511
CASS
430
489
CHAMPAIGN
132
152
CHRISTIAN
360
475
CLARK
775
873
CLAY
763
932
CLINTON
496
591
COLES
382
492
CRAWFORD
676
834
CUMBERLAND
480
563
DEKALB
67
87
DEWITT
180
244
DOUGLAS
96
115
EDGAR
365
413
EDWARDS
273
290
EFFINGHAM
580
773
FAYETTE
1014
1193
FORD
64
75
FRANKLIN
856
961
FULTON
1269
1329
GALLATIN
284
286
GREENE
641
700
GRUNDY
156
187
HAMILTON
783
836
HANCOCK
1083
1132
HARDIN
648
690
HENDERSON
319
315
HENRY
356
346
IROQUOIS
301
342
JACKSON
1489
1717
JASPER
664
778
JEFFERSON
1329
1334
JERSEY
411
474
JODAVIESS
1145
1312
JOHNSON
1097
1205
KANE
20
19
KANKAKEE
114
144
KENDALL
50
60
KNOX
701
862
LAKE
1
0
LASALLE
422
555
LAWRENCE
395
468
LEE
329
380
LIVINGSTON
240
325
LOGAN
206
281
MACON
151
152
MACOUPIN
948
1300
MADISON
493
618
MARION
1085
1234
MARSHALL
424
460
MASON
232
309
MASSAC
283
286
MCDONOUGH
526
607
MCHENRY
146
199
MCLEAN
327
405
MENARD
226
269
MERCER
518
618
MONROE
662
828
MONTGOMERY
509
613
MORGAN
452
518
MOULTRIE
138
179
OGLE
441
569
PEORIA
527
589
PERRY
816
1000
PIATT
70
85
PIKE
1189
1361
POPE
1092
1176
PULASKI
222
207
PUTNAM
232
254
RANDOLPH
1606
1637
RICHLAND
481
525
ROCKISLAND
456
560
SALINE
623
666
SANGAMON
391
419
SCHUYLER
873
1005
SCOTT
196

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